SAARC 2017

Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference (SAARC)
Presented by The Ohio State University Office of Student Life

Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues

Friday, June 9, 2017
9am-3:30pm
Ohio Union

The 7th annual Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference is Friday, June 9, 2017. Join over 250 campus colleagues to learn how to incorporate assessment into your everyday work and improve your practice. Be part of an event that will allow you to share your assessment practices and gain valuable feedback and ideas for improvement.

Register here.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kristen Renn
Michigan State University

Dr. Renn’s research focuses on the experiences, learning and development of minoritized students in higher education. As MSU’s¬†University Innovation Alliance Liaison, she also studies student success, with a particular focus on low-income students and racially minoritized students. She recently completed a landmark study of women’s colleges and universities worldwide. Dr. Renn is also co-PI of the National Study of LGBTQ Student Success. In tune with the conference theme, Dr. Renn will talk about Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues. Dr. Renn will also moderate our lunch panel: This year, we are excited to welcome four outstanding higher education professionals who continue to inform the field of student affairs assessment and research with their vision and commitment to equity and social justice.

Tweet questions to the panelists throughout the program: @OSU_CSSL using #SAARC2017.

AERA Reception

Join the College of Education and Human Ecology in San Antonio for an AERA Reception

Friday, April 28th
7:00-9:00pm
Conference Rooms 13 and 14
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Each year, scholars from the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University attend the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The organization is a professional organization representing educational researchers in the United States and around the world.

The 2017 Reception will be hosted by:

Christian Faltis
Chair of the Department of Teaching & Learning
College of Education and Human Ecology

Conference Season

A message from Sandra J. Reed, Assistant Director of The Research Methodology Center in the College of Education and Human Ecology:

“I am writing on behalf of the RMC and our Director, Dr. Ann O’Connell. The RMC is here to assist with conference preparations, publications, and scholarly work. We can help with strengthening an analysis, reviewing a methods section, polishing a presentation, or turning that conference paper into a publication… The RMC is here to help. All [you] need to do is send an email to rmc@osu.edu.”

Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning

The Ohio State Academy of Teaching presents the 11th Annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Building a Community of Teacher-Scholars

Thursday, May 4th
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

The annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning is a venue for members of The Ohio State University community to share innovative and interesting, evidence-based ideas for the improvement of teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. Faculty and staff from across the university will share ideas and results from their own work with students, in the form of breakout sessions and posters. Lunch is included with your free registration.

Read more and register here.

Multiple Perspectives Conference

The OSU ADA Coordinator’s Office is presenting a free conference on access, inclusion and disability April 12-13 on the Columbus Campus.

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability: Seeing Disability at School, Work & Beyond
April 12-13, 2017

Registration is open here.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, The Battelle Memorial Fund and Disability Rights Ohio as well as the ongoing support of The Ohio State University, this year’s Multiple Perspectives Conference will be free to students, faculty and staff ($10 each day if you want lunch).

The 2017 Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture on Disability Art & Culture will be presented by Leroy, “Black/Brown International Disability Art/Hip-Hop” featuring art, music and narrative on April 12 at 3:30pm. Immediately following, a reception will feature Student Perspectives- Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Competition. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus and is free and open to the public.

The 2017 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Law and Policy will be presented by Samuel Bagenstos, the Frank G. Millard Professor of Law at the University of Michigan’s Law School. He has served with the US Department of Justice and recently argued Fry vs. Napolean Community Schools, a case at the intersection of the ADA and IDEA concerning a disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog in school, winning an 8-0 decision. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus on April 13th at 3:30 and is free and open to the public.

Sample of concurrent Sessions:

  • Have Impact: Your Community, Ohio, Nationwide and the World?
  • Ohio AgrAbility: Disability Can’t Stop Ohio Farmers from Farming!
  • Access to Higher Education: Rights and Responsibilities
  • Inclusive Neighborhoods: Zoning Predictions under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Unified Sports: Providing Recreational Opportunities in Postsecondary Education
  • On Inclusivity, Mental Disability, and Unimagined Types: Reconsidering Learning Spaces
  • Improving Employment Outcomes for Students with IDD across Ohio’s Statewide Consortium
  • Accommodations in the Work Place: Workable, Whacky and Wild
  • Disability/Race Disclosure, Intersectional Resistance and Radical Solidarity

 

 

 

Call for Proposals for the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference

The Ohio State University and the Center for the Study of Student Life present the 7th Annual Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference (SAARC). This is a one day conference taking place on Friday June 9th at the Ohio Union. The theme of the conference is Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kristen Renn
Michigan State University

This conference is aimed at faculty, staff and students of all levels of experience across a wide variety of departments.

We’re looking for presentations that represent diverse perspectives of student affairs. It’s not too late to submit your proposal- we are especially interested in topics related to one or both of these categories:

  1. Assessment basics and skill-building
  2. This year’s theme: Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues

Submit your proposal by March 31st here.

Register for the conference here.

Questions or more information: Franzi Ludemann- ludemann.3@osu.edu or Tawama Washington- Washington.181@osu.edu.